Would you like to host the Aboriginal Surfboards?

After an extremely popular tour in 2016 with over 3000 entries, the Aboriginal surfboards tour is returning next year between January to July 2017 and winners will be drawn on the 5th July during NAIDOC week.

The Aboriginal Surfboards continues to raise awareness in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven around sexual health & blood borne infections while offering the opportunity to win the surfboards.

The surfboards will feature art work by Zachary Bennett-Brook, who creates his own style which best represents his culture, his passions and himself.



The HARP unit invite you to display the boards at your service or organisation for a two week stay.

All you need is a highly visible, safe area to display the surfboards to your clients or the wider public, giving them a chance to go into the draw to win by texting ‘stay safe’ to the HARP Unit.

HARP will securely install and remove the surfboards.

This EOI will close Friday 2nd December. Hosts will be advised week commencing 5th December.

If you are interested, please email Natalie.Beckett1@health.nsw.gov.au or jennifer.farinella@.health.nsw.gov.au

Getting Ready Together for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The Getting Ready Together Aboriginal Disability Gathering will be held at the Coachhouse Marina Resort, Batemans Bay on 24-25 May 2016.

The Gathering is for Aboriginal people living with a disability, their families and supports workers (carers) who reside in the Goulburn Mulwaree, Yass Valley, Queanbeyan City, Cooma Monaro, Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shire.

Getting Ready Together (GRT) will feature key presenters from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and Ageing Disability and Home Care Service (ADHC).

There will also be practical workshops on support planning, self-managing funds, path planning and NDIS terms and languages.

Community Members:

The Gathering is FREE for Aboriginal people living with a disability, their families, carers and community members.

Gathering organisers will help with transport, accommodation and other special needs.

Registrations can be made by downloading and submitting the attached registration form to Stephany.Rooney@iac.org.au

Alternatively registrations for community members can be made online by clicking on the following link:


Sector and Government Employees: 

Registrations for sector workers and government employees can be made online by clicking on the following link:


For more information to hold a stall to promote your services dowlnload and complete the Stallholder EOI form that is attached and send through to the Event Coordinator, Stephanie Rooney by emailing stephanie.rooney@iac.org.au

To Summarise:

What: Getting Ready Together Aboriginal Gathering (National Disability Insurance Scheme)

When:  24 to 25 May at Coachhouse Marina Resort Batemans Bay

Contact: Stephanie Rooney, Ph 02 4228 1585, 0437 400 133, stephanie.rooney@iac.org.au


Online Registrations: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/getting-ready-together-aboriginal-disability-gathering-tickets-23134781755 

Community rego forms

Stallholder form

Aboriginal Health College Smoking Cessation Skills Set /Tobacco Resistance & Control short course

This course will develop knowledge and skills for Aboriginal Health Workers and other health professionals providing information on smoking and smoking cessation programs. It includes the treatment and management of nicotine dependence, the quitting process, behavioural interventions such as brief advice, counseling and intensive support, nicotine replacement therapies and prescription pharmacotherapies, working with families, working with complexity, health promotion in communities and in the workplace and more.

The course includes 2 week-long study clusters:
Block 1: Mon April 4 – Fri April 8
Block 2: Mon May 9 – Fri May 13

For more information please view the course brochure here or to register your interest and to obtain an enrolment form, please contact Paul Benedek by email or Phone: 9019 0733. You can also download an enrolment form from the AHC website.

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